White House staffers resettle in Silicon Valley

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Kudos for the FT’s Hannah Kuchler for reporting on the number of Obama-era White house staffers who’ve gone West and taken up lucrative speechwriting and communications roles in Silicon Valley.

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The Light-House Speaker

The Presenter's Blog

Only one: a Light-House Speaker. Light-Houses serve one of two functions: They send out a light that indicates safe harbor, illuminating hope and direction. A Light-House speaker is one who performs both functions simultaneously, to two opposing audiences.

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None of That Tiny House Stuff Here

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even if the current downturn in the housing market puts their sales plans on hold, they still are banking, literally, on extracting a king's ransom from their key asset.   A group calling itself the MicroMansion intends to build tiny houses with a market value between $75k to $100k.

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RESISTANCE! Underground Movement Inside the White House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Now, a new kind of resistance initiative is taking shape inside the Trump White House. For instance, the head of legal in the White House - Don McGahn - is exiting this fall. Where tyranny is perceived to exist, resistance movements emerge.

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The Haunted Cheever House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Right in time for Halloween, Susan Cheever talks in The Wall Street Journal  about the family house, built in the state of New York in 1799. The house holds painful family secrets. The house also contains good memories which Susan recounts.

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White House Speechwriter looking for new job?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

It’s unlikely that White House Speechwiter Jon Favreau is looking for work. Tags: Social Media Speechwriting speechwriters White House President Obama’s schedule keeps him fully occupied, and being at the top of his game at the tender age of 28 where else would he look for work? However, there might be someone his staff willing to entertain job offers. At least, if [.].

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White House Speechwriter looking for new job?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

It’s unlikely that White House Speechwiter Jon Favreau is looking for work. Tags: Social Media Speechwriting speechwriters White House President Obama’s schedule keeps him fully occupied, and being at the top of his game at the tender age of 28 where else would he look for work? However, there might be someone his staff willing to entertain job offers. At least, if [.].

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Random House and Penguin to Be Combined

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Bertelsmann AG Book Trade and Publishing Pearson PLC Penguin Group Random House

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Preventing a Financial Flashpoint - Bring Back the Old-Fashioned Boarding House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One solution for not only the aging but all those struggling financially could be the return of boarding houses. Among my happiest memories was bunking in a boarding house on South Division Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Landlord Nation is triggering a financial flashpoint. 

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White House - No, There Shouldn't Be The Omarosa Effect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Politico , for example, a headline screams that those in the White House are terrified what will come out on the tapes former staffer Omarosa will release. Great headlines are being made.

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Breaking News On House Offer to Obama

TJ Walker Interactive

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White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Humor Power

The annual White House Correspondents’ dinner is always a great study in roast-style humor It’s an opportunity for the President to use self-deprecation and to review the year with humor. Humor In Speaking Obama and O''Brien self-deprecation White House Correspondents'' Dinner

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Jeff Skilling Heads to Halfway House & The Next

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In exchange for giving up the right to keep up his appeals, Skilling will be released from the minimum security Alabama prison to a halfway house in Houston, Texas. At one time, Jeff Skilling's name dominated the global media headlines.

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Nancy Pelosi - Leadership in House in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

House Minority leader progressive Nancy Pelosi. House leader since 2003. House minority leadership. The Drudge Report is making hay of the confusion and fear after the Republican win in the special election in Georgia.

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House Republicans spending $2 million to fight Gay Marriage

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized doma gay marriage house republicans

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White House, nonprofit groups battle over charitable deductions

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized charitable deductions obama tax white house

The New Aging - Bringing Back the Boarding House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They sold the family house in order to reduce the financial uncertainty of home ownership. One solution is to bring back that one-time popular living model: the boarding house. More than 40% of those over-50 fear running out of money. That's what Transamerica found. 

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“This is the White House calling…” A Last Minute Speech for Barack Obama

DeFinis Communications

Hi Dawn…This is Karen from the White House. To top it all off, less than one hour before the event itself, the White House staff asked that she not use any notes as she spoke. On Monday, September 21 st , my business associate and friend Dawn Josephson received the call of a lifetime.

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The House: Tarnished Symbol for Aging

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The House has gone from being one kind of nest egg for retiring to the reason why more aging Americans have to remain in the workforce. Rather than the asset to leverage for a financially comfortable retirement, the house might have become an obstacle for the majority of the middle class.

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The White House & The Two First Ladies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After the grayness of the Mamie and Dwight Eisenhower years, Jackie Kennedy, along with her dashing husband, transformed the White House into a salon for global sophisticates. Older generations remember Jackie's historic televised tour of the White House.

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Famous Speech Friday: Michelle Obama's 'a house built by slaves'

The Eloquent Woman

Here's a great example of the understatement in this speech: Obama opened talking about how she and the President have tried to raise their daughters, who essentially grew up in the White House.

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Can't Sell House - Retirement/Semi-Retirement On Hold

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is the lesson here: If you're planning to retire/semi-retire in the next 10 years, don't buy a house?   Increasingly, from those over-50 I coach I am hearing their angst about "not being able to sell the house." As MarketWatch reports, sales of both existing and new houses are down double-digits and inventory is up double-digits. Renting out the house which doesn't sell is less than an ideal option.

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White House Top Lawyer Don McGahn - Who Is His Client?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Washington Post broke the story yesterday that top White House lawyer Don McGahn, former Jones Day partner, allegedly knew of suspicions about Rob Porter's abuse of his two former spouses.

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Not All Corporations Outsourcing - Some Pulling Back Work In-House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With the cuts in the number of outside counsel, in-house budgets and manpower are expanding. A growing role in in-house legal departments is the legal operations professional.

2018 52

Outplacement - New Halfway House for Displaced Over-40 Professionals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Creating the Safety of Halfway House to Experiment. Outplacement as a halfway house for mature professionals establishes the kind of environment which facilitates what in marketing is called "A/B" testing. The best outplacement services tilt toward realism, not wild optimism.

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Drudge Report & The Recount - A Pox on Both Your Houses

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And the message is: A pox on both your houses. The conservative Drudge Report headlines with the meme of the recount. The focus is bipartisan. The link is to The New Yorker article on this by Amy Davidson. That is, both the Democrats and the Republicans.

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“Put White Back in the White House” Romney Supporter endorsing Racism

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Barack Obama election Mitt Romney racist shirt-based racism while we put Lincoln back in the Lincoln room white house

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The House That Jack Built - Do You Want GE on Your Resume, Or Listed as Client?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In addition, terminated GE employees in Connecticut face a frozen housing market. There are those who found they have to delay retirement or semi-retirement because there are no buyers for their houses. The tax on a modest house in Trumbull, CT runs about $21,000 a year.

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White House Correspondents Dinner — Implied Punch Line

Humor Power

President Obama showcased his comedy skills at the 2014 White House Correspondents Dinner. “These days, the House Republicans actually give John Boehner a. Humor In Speaking implied punch line Political Humor White House Correspondents'' Dinner In addition to using good comic timing and self-deprecation, the President also made good use of the Implied Punch Line.

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Gabriel Sherman - Covering White House Theatrics Glutted Territory

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Currently, Sherman's focused on the theatrics of the Trump White House. White House. Photos of Roger Ailes and Bob Dilenschneider. Of course, a seasoned journalist like Gabriel Sherman will always find high-profile media assignments.

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Obama Invites Congressional Leaders to White House to Discuss Fiscal Cliff

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Obama Invites Congressional Leaders to White House to Discuss Fiscal Cliff

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Power - What Monica Lewinsky Didn't Understand in the White House, What She Still Doesn't Understand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the White House Monica Lewinsky obviously didn't have the upper hand. A wise woman would have simply exploited those opportunities and not assumed she had any more power than she had as a White House intern. Power is usually unequal.

2018 52

Friday = Cruellest Day of All in White House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This Friday, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus was axed. Last Friday, head of White house communications Sean Spicer left.    Friday is turning out to be the cruelest day of all in the Trump Administration White House.

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Housing Slowdown Puts Kibosh on Retirement Plans - Professionals Forced to Keep Working

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Selling the house, usually for a significant return on investment, is a standard part of The New Retirement. " After the house is sold usually there will be a re-locating to where the cost of living is lower. A major obstacle is the slow down in the sales of houses.

2018 52

A Pox on Both Their Houses: Weinstein's and Boies'

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is it karma? We know from the Ronan Farrow The New Yorker feature that Boies Schiller founder David Boies was a busy bee. In addition to doing lawyerly duties on behalf of Harvey Weinstein, he oversaw spying on the accuser of alleged sexual misconduct and on journalists covering the story.

2018 52

PC Express Does House Calls in Northeast OH, Western PA - Friendly, Non-Techie Consultations

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After all, they don't do house calls and can't reach their cyberspace to insert a memory chip.      Is the problem hardware or software? Those of us in business who don't know that could be wasting time, hope, and money contacting a tech online service.

2018 52

Famous Speech Friday Redux: Jackie Kennedy's White House TV tour

The Eloquent Woman

television networks aired an unprecedented public speaking tour de force by a woman, when First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy led a televised tour of the White House and its just-completed $2 million renovations.

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Corporations & Communications - Will More Of Work Be Pulled In-House?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Eventually, what this could generate is a disruption lethal to the agency business: More of the work will be pulled in-house. Except for those bet-the-ranch trials, so much more legal work is done in-house.

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White House - Anthony Scaramucci Out as Communications Head

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That has been official White House protocol. The official reason given for the abrupt departure of Anthony Scaramucci is that the new chief of staff John Kelly needs to select his own team. Those team members include the head of communications. For about 11 days Scaramucci had held that title.

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Jack Welch Denies Referencing White House In Jobs Report Conspiracy Theory Claim Huffpo

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized business claim conspiracy denies house in jack jobs referencing report theory welch white

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Home Invasion Survivor William Petit Wins CT House Seat

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

More recently he ran as a Republican for the CT House. Few anticipated that the lone survivor of the fatal Connecticut home invasion, Dr. William Petit, would bounce back. His wife and two young daughters were murdered. He was badly injured.

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TX House Rep. Jessica Farrar Proposing Fine for Male Masturbation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In conservative Texas, State House Representative Jessica Farrar might laugh her way out of a job. But she has positioned and packaged her advocacy for women's health in a memorable way.    Already it has received plenty of media attention.

Housing We Can Afford - Tipping Point

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The tipping point for all us was the rapidly escalating cost of housing in the east. One Millennial said that in Brooklyn she felt she had really lucked out to have a room with no private bath or private entrance in a house for about $700.

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